Linked by Rahul on Tue 4th Nov 2008 06:17 UTC
X11, Window Managers Kristian Hogsberg, Red Hat Xorg developer and the key person behind successful projects such as AIGLX, has now started working on a new project called Wayland, a tiny display server and compositing manager.
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Innovation
by IvoLimmen on Tue 4th Nov 2008 19:43 UTC
IvoLimmen
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2005-07-06

Any competition in the X windowing system is welcome. This will most likely inspire Xorg developers as well.
We see the same healthy competition in the browsers. It started by Google that released their Google Chrome. The next release of FireFox 3.1 (currently in alpha) has an extremely fast Javascript JIT-compiler just like Chrome does: except is even more speedy.

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RE: Innovation
by siride on Tue 4th Nov 2008 19:49 in reply to "Innovation"
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2006-01-02

This is not really competition for X.org. It's a playground test BY a Freedesktop developer. And X.org is progressing along quite quickly at the moment. So much of the stack is being replaced, rewritten and redesigned that I imagine within 2-3 years, it will be quite different from what we saw during the XFree86 days, if it isn't already. KMS, GEM, DRI2, Composite, Gallium3D, XInput2, evdev -- all these things have happened since the end of XFree86 and there's more coming down the pipeline.

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